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Location of Photo:

Chort Lake, Mazandaran

Date/Time of photo:

20 Feb 2020


Nikon D610 + Sigma 24mm


Emerging from the winter's embrace, the celestial equator paints the canvas of the night sky above Choret Lake, a hidden gem nestled amidst the rugged peaks of the Alborz Mountains in Iran. This ethereal scene unfolds after a two- to three-hour trek through the snow-kissed wilderness, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of the cosmos and the tranquillity of nature's embrace. Choret Lake, a product of a 1940 earthquake, mirrors the celestial artistry overhead, its crystalline waters reflecting the shimmering hues of the stars. As the stars trace their celestial dance, the lake's stillness serves as a reminder of the vastness and permanence of the universe. This photograph captures the essence of a winter's night at Choret Lake, a place where the beauty of the cosmos intertwines with the serenity of nature's embrace.